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19 10, 2017

Understanding FMCSA Alcohol Testing (Part 1)

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - With the plethora of information regarding drug testing requirements and procedures, alcohol testing often gets overlooked. So let’s set aside drug testing for the moment and put alcohol testing front and center. When Does the FMCSA Require an Alcohol Test? Just like drug testing requirements, the FMCSA requires alcohol testing under [...]

10 10, 2017

How MVR Monitoring Can Help Protect Your Business

OCTOBER 10, 2017 - As a DOT-regulated business, you've grown accustomed to the process of pulling an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) for each driver to comply with federal recordkeeping requirements. It's an important process that not only checks a box to ensure you're operating compliantly - but makes sure that drivers are qualified to get [...]

21 09, 2017

Understanding Farm Exemptions

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - Questions about farm exemptions come up frequently on the Foley blog. So after a reader suggested that we write an article on federal farming exemptions, we thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on this important topic. What is a Covered Farm Vehicle (CFV)? According to the FMCSA’s [...]

19 09, 2017

Meals, Rest Breaks, and Driver Pay: A Continuing Controversy

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - This past spring and summer, legislation was reintroduced in both houses of Congress that, if passed and signed into law, would mandate a single federal regulation to replace the various state regulations of meals, rest breaks, and how drivers are paid for commercial haulers who engage in interstate commerce. States would [...]

14 09, 2017

Thank You, Truckers

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 -  3.5 million. That’s how many of you are on our nation’s roads…keeping our economy moving and ensuring Americans in Maine, Alaska ( and everywhere in between), have the goods needed to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Many of you work long hours (almost double the national average) and spend extended [...]

7 09, 2017

FMCSA Compliance Review Audits & Safety Ratings

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - The majority of motor carriers who have obtained a USDOT number have undergone, or will undergo, a New Entrant Safety Audit (NESA). This initial, educational audit is used by the DOT to make sure carriers understand the regulations and have adequate safety management controls in place. After this initial audit is [...]

29 08, 2017

Foley and KeepTruckin Partner to Make ELD Compliance Easy

AUGUST 29, 2017 - Foley, an industry leader in FMCSA compliance, has partnered with KeepTruckin, the leading Electronic Logging Device (ELD) provider. Through this partnership, fleets of all sizes will now be able to implement a simple and affordable ELD and IFTA solution ahead of the mandate. “This partnership brings together the key competencies of [...]

24 08, 2017

Drug & Alcohol Testing: Understanding the Refusal to Test

AUGUST 24, 2017 - There are a number of reasons why you or a driver may be given a refusal to test. Sometimes, it’s as simple as not showing up for a required test. Or, perhaps you showed up for the test, but were unable to provide an adequate sample. Regardless of the circumstances, the [...]

10 08, 2017

Are You Ready for Safe Driver Week?

AUGUST 10, 2017 - This year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will begin on October 15 and continue through October 21, 2017.  During this 7-day time frame, law enforcement officials throughout the country will pull over approximately 20,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) and private passenger vehicles  in an effort to [...]

26 07, 2017

Preparing for Your DOT Drug Test: What to Expect at the Collection Site

JULY 26, 2017 - So, you’ve been called for a DOT drug test and are instructed to go to the nearest collection facility for testing. Now what? Whether you’re going for a pre-employment, random or reasonable suspicion test, the process will be exactly the same. The DOT has a strict process that all of their [...]